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Outkast’s First Live Performance In 10 Years Is Disappointing…For Outkast

UPDATE: You can now watch the entire 27-song performance after the jump.

One would imagine that Outkast‘s illustrious 20-year career would garner significant praise and response upon their arrival at Coachella this weekend as they performed for the first time together in nearly a decade. The Atlanta duo’s reunion has been talked about since the news broke in November and as Big Boi and Andre 3000′s well-deserved headlining spot provided hit after beloved hit for the massive Indio crowd–as well as guest appearances from Sleepy Brown, Janelle Monae, and Future—it became increasingly apparent that the attendees were either incredibly …

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HBO To Release ‘Game of Thrones’ Hip-Hop Mixtape

***UPDATE*** You can now stream the entire mixtape after the jump!

A hip-hop mixtape inspired by the popular HBO series Game of Thrones will be released today, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The mixtape, entitled Catch The Throne, was first mentioned when Big Boi announced that there would be no new Outkast album, despite the group’s lengthy tour.

Featuring Big Boi, Wale and Common, the collection has 10 tracks that are meant to “encourage more rap fans to watch the show.”

The tracks make use of the original score of the show, as well as dialogue from the …

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Big Boi Says There Is No Outkast Album; Announces Solo Mixtape

After nearly two months of rumors, Big Boi has confirmed there are currently no plans for a new Outkast album.

Speaking with Revolt TV in a new interview, Big Boi explained that he and Andre 3000 are solely focused on tackling their tour plans at this point in time. They have not stepped into the studio to create any new music, despite what you may have been told. You can view the interview below.

While this news is sure to bum some fans out, there is a bright side. Big Boi also used his time with Revolt to announce that …

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Hear Big Boi’s “CPU 2.0″ ft. Sade and Phantogram

With all the Outkast news swirling around, it’s hard to imagine its members doing anything else but prepping for their return. So, to help them out, Organized Noize’s Ray Murray mashed up an old Big Boi collaboration with Phantogram and brought it back to life for 2014.

The song, “CPU,” was off 2012’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors and has now been mashed up with Sade’s “Nothing Can Come Between Us” for a 2.0 version. The result is a smooth funky number that keeps you nodding quietly (or at least me) thanks to Sade’s R&B beat merging with Phantogram singer …

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Andre 3000 and Big Boi to Release Solo Albums Before Outkast Record

Despite the excitement over former Outkast manager Queen Latifah confirming rumors of Outkast’s new material, it seems fans will have to wait a little while longer before Andre 3000 and Big Boi release a collaborated effort.

Outkast‘s producer Mr. DJ told Revolt that the material being recorded was actually solo albums. However, Mr. DJ believes that a new Outkast record may still be on the horizon. The duo are, in fact, still heading out on a 40-date festival tour this year.

“I get the feeling that the energy and camaraderie from the tour will bring everything full circle. We …

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Queen Latifah Addresses OutKast Album Rumors

The world is hungry for Outkast headlines right now, and earlier this week Queen Latifah gave us our biggest one yet when she revealed to the world on Howard Stern’s radio show that the duo would soon begin working on a new album. The only problem is – Latifah claims she didn’t do it.

Yesterday, January 16, Latifah took to Twitter to address rumors that she revealed Big Boi and Andre 3k’s plans to record a new Outkast album in 2014. She wrote, “PS: the rumor mill says I predicted an @Outkast album…except I didn’t. Sorry to get twitter a …

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UTG List: The Essential Hits Of Outkast

You would need to have spent every day since the dawn of 2014 living under a rock to have missed the news that Outkast are back together. It has been a decade since Big Boi and Andre 3000 shared the stage, and nearly seven years since they were technically together as a group, but the love fans have for the duo has remained strong throughout.

Now that the news is out about Outkast’s plans to embark on a 40-date world tour this summer, the UTG has been hypothesizing about the setlist possibilities that lie on the horizon. The discussion …

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Outkast Announce 40-Date Festival Headlining World Tour

Outkast joined the world of Twitter Monday morning, and to celebrate, the duo used the micro-blogging platform to announce their first world tour in over a decade.

Right off the top we have to give credit to Noisey for bringing this to our attention. Earlier this morning a new Twitter account was activated with the handle @OutKast. Not long after it went live, the account posted quotes from both Big Boi and Andre 3000, as well as the news that Outkast will be headlining 40 festivals worldwide in 2014. You can view the first tweets posted below:

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This announcement has …

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Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast Officially Reunited Yesterday

Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast reunited in Atlanta yesterday. The beautiful proof lies in a photo of the two men posted on Big Boi’s Instagram (which can be seen here) saying “Just leaving the old Stewart Ave. #unfuckwittable”.

Andre 3000 and Big Boi have been on hiatus as OutKast since 2007 after the release of their 2006 album, Idlewild. As Revolt TV reported about a week ago, OutKast will be touring in 2014. The only confirmed date so far is a stop at California’s music festival Coachella in Indio. Now that we finally have proof of them …

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An Outkast Reunion May Be “All Systems Go” For Coachella Performance

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Revolt TV (owned by Sean Combs and Comcast) is reporting that they can now confirm that an Outkast reunion is definitely happening! According to their “tight-lipped” sources, performances will be taking place in 2014 but there are currently no plans for a new album. We’ll take what we can get!

Andre 3000 and Big Boi have been on hiatus as OutKast since 2007 following their 2006 album, Idlewild, but rumors are heating up that the Kast is getting back together for a run of festival performances in 2014 starting with the almighty Coachella in Indio, California.

According to …

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Run The Jewels Bring In Big Boi For “Banana Clipper” Video

Just a few weeks ago, we brought you Killer Mike and El-P’s video for “Get It,” but it didn’t take long for the Run The Jewels duo to drop more visuals for us to enjoy.

Likely inspired by one or all of the films from the Fast and the Furious franchise, Run The Jewels have recruited OutKast’s Big Boi, originally featured on the track, to partake in their video where they rap in a Georgia parking lot swarmed by nice cars spinning their tires. It’s about as simple as it gets but the production value is top-notch and it gives …

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André 3000′s Representative Gives “No Official Confirmation” Of Solo Album Release Date

File under: things to be interpreted either way. After this weekend’s rumor that André 3000 would put out his first true solo album at the top of 2014 after a tweet said “Me: hey what’s up? You got the movie coming, right? Andre 3000: yeah…and I got a solo album coming top of the year. Me:*droptofloor*,” a representative of his has talked about the matter to Billboard. There, the rep said “Regarding reports of a specific plan to release an album in early 2014. [sic] There is no official confirmation on that report.” Earlier this …